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There are three rules for writing t…

3 Jul , 2015  

There are three rules for writing the novel. Unfortunately, no one knows what they are. Great short quote and quotation by: W. Somerset Maugham , English dramatist & novelist (1874 – 1965)

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Somerset Maugham, The New York Times Book Review, September 30, 1984

There are three rules for writing t…

3 Jul , 2015  

There are three rules for writing the novel. Unfortunately, no one knows what they are. Great short quote and quotation by: Somerset Maugham, The New York Times Book Review, September 30, 1984 ,

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Real Live Preacher, RealLivePreacher.com Weblog, January 29, 2004

This is the challenge of writing. Y…

14 Jun , 2013  

This is the challenge of writing. You have to be very emotionally engaged in what you?re doing, or it comes out flat. You can?t fake your way through this. Great short quote and quotation by: Real Live Preacher, RealLivePreacher.com Weblog, January 29, 2004 , Anonymous author of RealLivePreacher.com

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Katherine Paterson, The Spying Heart, 1989

Thus, in a real sense, I am constan…

19 Dec , 2011  

Thus, in a real sense, I am constantly writing autobiography, but I have to turn it into fiction in order to give it credibility. Great short quote and quotation by: Katherine Paterson, The Spying Heart, 1989 ,

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Pliny The Elder

True glory consists in doing what d…

13 Oct , 2011  

True glory consists in doing what deserves to be written; in writing what deserves to be read; and in so living as to make the world happier for our living in it. Great short quote and quotation by: Pliny The Elder , Roman scholar & scientist (23 AD – 79 AD)

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William Strunk Jr., "The Elements of Style", 1919

Vigorous writing is concise….

24 Mar , 2011  

Vigorous writing is concise. Great short quote and quotation by: William Strunk Jr., “The Elements of Style”, 1919 ,

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William Strunk Jr., Elements of Style

Vigorous writing is concise. A sent…

24 Mar , 2011  

Vigorous writing is concise. A sentence should contain no unnecessary words, a paragraph no unnecessary sentences, for the same reason that a drawing should have no unnecessary lines and a machine no unnecessary parts. This requires not that the writer make all his sentences short, or that he avoid all detail and treat his subjects […]

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George Eliot

When one is grateful for something …

15 Feb , 2011  

When one is grateful for something too good for common thanks, writing is less unsatisfactory than speech-one does not, at least, hear how inadequate the words are. Great short quote and quotation by: George Eliot , English novelist (1819 – 1880)

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Where there is much desire to learn…

15 Feb , 2011  

Where there is much desire to learn, there of necessity will be much arguing, much writing, many opinions; for opinions in good men is but knowledge in the making. Great short quote and quotation by: John Milton , English poet (1608 – 1674)

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Hermann Hesse

Without words, without writing and …

15 Feb , 2011  

Without words, without writing and without books there would be no history, there could be no concept of humanity. Great short quote and quotation by: Hermann Hesse , Swiss (German-born) author (1877 – 1962)

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Robert Heinlein

Writing is not necessarily somethin…

27 Apr , 2010  

Writing is not necessarily something to be ashamed of, but do it in private and wash your hands afterwards. Great short quote and quotation by: Robert Heinlein , US science fiction author (1907 – 1988)

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Gene Fowler

Writing is easy. All you do is star…

27 Apr , 2010  

Writing is easy. All you do is stare at a blank sheet of paper until drops of blood form on your forehead. Great short quote and quotation by: Gene Fowler ,

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